Here in the UK we've been struck with a ridiculous long heatwave compared to our usual summers of flooding and need to hibernate. Instead we're all flocking to the nearest beaches, large parks and sunning ourselves at BBQ's while it lasts. I thought I'd share some of my essentials when it comes to those times, especially sun protection.
LYDC are known for their on trend and affordable range of handbags. Each bag I've owned have always impressed me with high quality and attention to detail. With plenty of designs on offer at Brand Village - handbag heaven to you and I, I ended up welcoming the Tote Bag in Camel complete with adjustable/removable shoulder strap, cream trim and twin woven handles. I'd recently welcomed another bag, one by Fiorelli featured in my latest What's in my bag blog post. I'd almost ordered the tan addition but thankfully didn't. Out of the two I prefer the quality of LYDC, it's a much sturdier bag, though it makes up for it in weight. If you're limited to hand luggage allowance then this bag wouldn't be for you. The over all classic shape and branded logo reminds me very much of a MK number, minus the excessive price tag. Ideally I would have preferred the bag itself to have a few zip pockets inside like my others but you can pick up bag organisers in most places. I also pack most items into makeup bags so I'm not the girl rummaging around in her handbag for the keys. Overall I really like this bag and can't wait to show you how much it holds! If I don't use the bag out and about I'm using it carry my 'office' into the garden.
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As for makeup, I'm not one to always touch up my makeup. Other's I'm sure frown upon wearing makeup by the pool. Sadly not all of us look our best makeupless. Vichy's BB Cream is another reappearing product, one I'll repurchase. Rimmel's Accelerator Endless Mascara isn't labeled as waterproof....it really should be. If I'm not wearing a full face of makeup I need my brows filled in, shaped and set with a kit from FashionistA. My last makeup staple, Burt's Bees tinted lip balms rather than the hassle of keeping applications of lipstick. Why I have a mirror when the kit contains one I'll never know but it doesn't hurt to be prepared....along with glittering nail files.